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Nizuc Resort and Spa

February 14, 2014
Nizuc Resort and Spa

Originally conceived by Denniston International, NIZUC Resort and Spa features open, airy spaces, Asian-inspired elements, and tranquil reflecting pools. The property was designed with three distinct atmospheres to fit the needs of every guest: Ocean Suites, Residence Suites, and Garden Pool Villas, which cater to each traveler’s unique style and comfort. At NIZUC, architect and interior designer Alejandro Escudero balances existing structures with soothing colors, organic fabrics, and layouts emphasizing the natural landscape. Escudero’s touch is evident in every facet of the resort aesthetic, from in-suite photography and artwork to the living green walls outside Café de la Playa. In creating NIZUC’s serene ambiance, Escudero turns to nature for inspiration. Throughout the resort, he artfully employs glass and open space to frame the turquoise water and white sand, inducing a sense of natural calm. White linens set off fixtures in muted shades of gray and brown – perfect accompaniments for natural wood furniture made from Mexican Ziricote, Pucca, and oak trees.

Working closely with General Manager Louis Daniel, Escudero has achieved an intimate boutique hotel atmosphere on a grand scale. “When you go into a home, the mood is felt instantly,” says Daniel, who wanted NIZUC to have the distinctive atmosphere of a home with an attentive staff, chic yet comfortable furnishings, and a seamless design that looks natural and never forced.

“I wanted to make the resort feel unintimidating, not imposing, despite its size,” says Escudero. This was a significant challenge given NIZUC’s two hundred and seventy-four suites, six restaurants, and two lounges. The trick was incorporating small, distinctive details that give the resort a consistent yet surprising look; hand-knotted New Zealand wood rugs by Odabashian, mirrors framed in mangrove wood, and elegant stone from Michoacan, Mexico are just a few of the unique design touches that make NIZUC a unique and comfortable place to hang one’s hat.

Escudero also worked closely with the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to replicate Mayan hieroglyphics and a mural from the Convent Agustino in the Mexican city of Malinalco. “Ultimately, the things we use as designers create a way of life, or in the case of a resort, an experience,” says Escudero.

NIZUC Resort & Spa is the flagship property of the NIZUC Resorts & Spa brand, developed and owned by the Mexico City-based Las Brisas Hotel Collection. NIZUC Resorts & Spa is a luxury lifestyle experience defined by beautiful locations, contemporary Mexican design, outstanding facilities, culinary excellence and impeccable butler service. Nizuc Resort & Spa delivers highly personalized attention imbued with discretion and Mexican hospitality and offers 274 suites including 29 private villas, six world class restaurants, two exclusive beaches, spa by ESPA and a state-of-the-art events and conference center. The resort’s spectacular location on coveted Punta Nizuc provides guests with convenient access to all types of outdoor activities, archaeological sites, shopping and entertainment. ( NIZUC — A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul.

For information, updates and future package opportunities visit, contact your professional travel agent, or call 1-855-MY-NIZUC from the U.S. or 1-800-MY-NIZUC from Mexico.

The vision of the Mexico City-based Las Brisas Hotel Collection, NIZUC Resort & Spa is the flagship property of the brand’s new elite luxury resort line. Las Brisas Hotel Collection, Mexico's luxury hotel leader, operates five Resort properties: Las Brisas Acapulco, Las Brisas Huatulco, Las Brisas Ixtapa, Las Hadas Manzanillo and NIZUC Resort & Spa in Punta Nizuc, Cancun. The brand also operates three Corporate properties: the Galería Plaza in Reforma, Galería Plaza Veracruz and Hacienda Jurica in Querétaro. For information or reservations, please call toll free, 1-866-221-2961 or visit